Summer Goals: Why They are So Important for Students Who Learn Differently

As the “lazy days of summer” pass us by, some of you may be wondering, “How can I add to my summer experience in little ways that will benefit me?” This is not only a great time for Wye River Upper School students to refresh, recharge, and do all the things that they find enjoyable and are passionate about but it’s also an excellent time for anyone to try new things, set new achievable goals, and prepare for the upcoming school year.

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The Summer Slide: How to support upper school students with learning differences over the summer

After a long and tumultuous school year, our Wye River Upper School young adults have made it to summer break. I would encourage them to use this time to reflect on the past school year and plan for the future. I'm sure our students have learned some wonderful habits of independence while working within the hybrid model. Unfortunately, they have naturally lost some social skills as a result of working from home. While thinking about what worked and what didn't, as parents and guardians, we can use this time to help them organize and prepare for the new school year slowly and thoughtfully. 

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A message from Dave Mullen, Interim Head of School

What a whirlwind year we have had together! And yet I would not have traded being with you this year for any other adventure I might have undertaken. Getting to know so many terrific kids and teachers, as well as the larger Wye River community, has been a joy, even if far too many of our interactions have been through Zoom windows.

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